Best format for external HDD?

I just picked up a 1TB drive.

I’m going to format it now.

I assume that Mac OS Extended (journaled) is the best formatting option to use with this as my external drive for the AppleTV, but I wanted to see if anyone else might suggest something different first.


It probably doesn’t matter for the vast majority of files. However, if you do wish to share this with a Windows users/machine at some point you’ll not be able to read it without a 3rd Party application. If this isn’t an issue, stick with the MAC format. I do for all of my external disks.